How many insiders of either party would not say they were confident of their guys win this close to election day?
I remember when I was in journalism and sat down for an interview with Newt Gingrich, 3 days before the 2006 midterm and asked for his prediction on congressional races. He told me that the GOP would hold a small majority. At the end of the night it was a rout. Since then I have held skepticism on what party insiders say, but if some insiders on the Dem side are saying Obama is going to lose it looks good.
I distinctly remember some GOP insiders beginning to bash the McCain campaign right around this point of the 2008 race.
I’m trying to remember back in 2008. Even though the polls shifted WAY over toward The One after the financial debacle, I seem to remember McCain’s cronies saying things were looking good near the end. I may be mistaken...
This is an anonymous survey, so it has value. The insiders were all over McCain in 08, with constant leaks to the press. Haven’t heard any of that this year.
Republican insiders must be avoiding FR then. One look at the latest posts and that confidence would be gone, gone, gone.
Um, 2008? Don’t you remember the campaign bashing from almost a week out?